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    Old 11-20-2015, 06:45 PM   #16
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    Re: Need help, upper endoscopy

    Endoscopy was the only thing that i had so far. I will call the doctor on Wednesday to get the biopsies results. To be honest i just want to find out what i have so i can start creating a plan on how to deal with it. So i far i don't know what i have therefore can't implement anything, (diet changes, lifestyle changes). I'm to young to start taking all these pills, can't imagine what would happen when I'm 40... Is H.Pylori that bad? Also which brand would you recommend for probiotics and prebiotics, i'm not to concerned about the price!

     
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    Rufous57 is right,
    You might want to get tested for H-Pylori ... depending on where you live, get tested for = Lyme, diabetes, heart problems (echocardiogram) PFT's (Pulmonary Function Tests) HIV, a complete metabolic panel. Not saying you are going to see any positive results, BUT it puts you in the drivers seat with the doctors when they guess what it is you have. This way you can say, it's not my heart, liver, lungs, thyroid, kidneys, etc etc etc ... Also get tested for celiac disease. It's a simple blood test. Sometimes Celiac's experience the same type of symptoms of those with LES problems. Basically, rule out everything even if it seems impossible that you might have it. Please keep us informed ... and best of luck compadre
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    Old 11-20-2015, 06:49 PM   #18
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    Garden Of Life Probiotics For Men = though ****** or local health store.
    Jarrow Lower Intestinal Enteric Coated Probiotics (Amazing company and product)

    These are most definitely two great products.
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    Old 11-20-2015, 06:58 PM   #19
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    Go to a nutritionist who will body type you and put you on a alkaline diet.

    The medication the doc recommend, decreases stomach acid and helps heal damage but is a short term fix

    eating more alkaline foods is the real way to control acid reflux etc

     
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    Rufous57 is right,
    Get tested for H-Pylori ... depending on where you live, get tested for = Lyme, diabetes, heart problems (echocardiogram) PFT's (Pulmonary Function Tests) HIV, a complete metabolic panel. Not saying you are going to see any positive results, BUT it puts you in the drivers seat with the doctors when they guess what it is you have. This way you can say, it's not my heart, liver, lungs, thyroid, kidneys, etc etc etc ... Also get tested for celiac disease. It's a simple blood test. Sometimes Celiac's experience the same type of symptoms of those with LES problems. Basically, rule out everything even if it seems impossible.
    Coastal Living is right about the other tests, good to rule out things...if you do get tested for Lyme, make sure you get the test done by a specialized Lyme knowledable doctor, otherwise other doctors don't have the needed training. I just learned about that awhile back!

     
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    Old 11-20-2015, 07:11 PM   #21
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    Re: Need help, upper endoscopy

    If i get on a diet, esophagus will heal it self ?Just curious if you know any diets that are well known for doing that. Thanks

     
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    Old 11-20-2015, 07:53 PM   #22
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    Rufous57 is completely accurate ... Lyme has a LOT of false negatives within the scope of doctors who are not aware or trained in Lyme detection. The reason it's important to rule out Lyme is Lyme is a mimicker ... it can literally mimic a host of symptoms that can lead a diagnosis through a swamp of misinformation. BUT ... it depends where you live. I live in a suburb of Boston and am picking ticks of my beautiful dog everyday, it sucks. But I tread carefully. So ... you ask - "If i get on a diet, esophagus will heal it self" ... that's very positive thinking, and possibly that could happen. But chances are no ... a "diet" won't heal damage. Fasting on the other hand would.Meaning fasting for 30 days or more ... the old european style of healing. Most people can't accomplish fasting nor would attempt it. As far as diet, my advise ... my gentile advise - Go with a eating lifestyle change that you know you can do. Don't go nuts and try and go beyond what you're capable of .. try just ELIMINATING foods first. Don't add ... don't reschedule, just subtract a few food ... wait a week and see if in those 7 days you accomplished your goal. In the meantime ... if you're looking for a quick fix/heal of your esophagus .. try a supplement called "Baby Deer Antler Extract" Baby Deer Antler Extract has the unique ability to produce growth hormone in our bodies and rev up the healing process ... especially scar tissue. A supplement like baby deer antler extract (a very high good-quality) produces growth hormone in the brain, and growth hormone is exceptionally good at healing scar tissue. For instance, professional football players, when they break an arm or leg, or tare a tendon or muscle, the first thing that they do is take the highest quality baby deer antler extract in order to heal very quickly the damage done. I could talk blue in the face about the qualities of a baby deer antler extract, but I would suggest looking up the research on the subject. Either way, my point is… healing the scar tissue created in the esophagus, throat, sinuses, stomach lining … etc etc etc … it Is definitely not a bad idea. Baby deer antler extract is incredible at promoting growth hormone in the brain triggering the body to heal itself literally from the inside out. I hope this helps ... with all this said, go with your instinct. Cheers
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    Old 11-20-2015, 07:55 PM   #23
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    Rufous57 is completely accurate ... Lyme has a LOT of false negatives within the scope of doctors who are not aware or trained in Lyme detection. The reason it's important to rule out Lyme is Lyme is a mimicker ... it can literally mimic a host of symptoms that can lead a diagnosis through a swamp of misinformation. BUT ... it depends where you live. I live in a suburb of Boston and am picking ticks of my beautiful dog everyday, it sucks. But I tread carefully. So ... you ask - "If i get on a diet, esophagus will heal it self" ... that's very positive thinking, and possibly that could happen. But chances are no ... a "diet" won't heal damage. Fasting on the other hand would.Meaning fasting for 30 days or more ... the old european style of healing. Most people can't accomplish fasting nor would attempt it. As far as diet, my advise ... my gentile advise - Go with a eating lifestyle change that you know you can do. Don't go nuts and try and go beyond what you're capable of .. try just ELIMINATING foods first. Don't add ... don't reschedule, just subtract a few food ... wait a week and see if in those 7 days you accomplished your goal. In the meantime ... if you're looking for a quick fix/heal of your esophagus .. try a supplement called "Baby Deer Antler Extract" Baby Deer Antler Extract has the unique ability to produce growth hormone in our bodies and rev up the healing process ... especially scar tissue. A supplement like baby deer antler extract (a very high good-quality) produces growth hormone in the brain, and growth hormone is exceptionally good at healing scar tissue. For instance, professional football players, when they break an arm or leg, or tare a tendon or muscle, the first thing that they do is take the highest quality baby deer antler extract in order to heal very quickly the damage done. I could talk blue in the face about the qualities of a baby deer antler extract, but I would suggest looking up the research on the subject. Either way, my point is… healing the scar tissue created in the esophagus, throat, sinuses, stomach lining … etc etc etc … it Is definitely not a bad idea. Baby deer antler extract is incredible at promoting growth hormone in the brain triggering the body to heal itself literally from the inside out. I hope this helps ... with all this said, go with your instinct. Cheers
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    Old 11-20-2015, 09:21 PM   #24
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    Out of curiosity how successful is fasting. Let's say if a person with digestive problems fasted would it reverse some of the issues. ( the most I've fasted was 2 days which was very hard) i believe that your digestive system turns off after 3 days.

     
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    Ok YesYes100,
    I have had a lot of experience with fasting. The first fast I ever did was in New Hampshire with my wife, we fasted for 10 days. It was the first time I had EVER taken a full breath in my entire life. The fast (first fast) consisted of something called a "Master Cleanse" - if you're interested I would Google Master Cleanse. Basically, my wife and I decreased our caloric intake prior to the fast for about 5 days ... decreasing into soups and juices. The actual fast was just lemon water (actual lemon squeezed into water) maple syrup (the real kind) purified water ... and pinches of cyanne pepper. The drink actually tastes wonderful. You are HUNGRY during days 1 2 3 4 and 5 BUT when day 6 hits, your entire digestive system shuts off and you have NO desire for food. Long LONG story short ... the longest fast I did was 42 days. To answer your question of the successfulness of fasting ... a resounding YES is not enough praise to give. Reversing damage and issues? Yes, the body will absolutely heal itself during a fast. It's a magical experience that takes dedication BUT the benefits are beyond worth it. Again, google "Master Cleanse" ... there's videos and communities of people succeeding and starting all the time. It truly is a magical healing journey.
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    Ok YesYes100,
    I have had a lot of experience with fasting. The first fast I ever did was in New Hampshire with my wife, we fasted for 10 days. It was the first time I had EVER taken a full breath in my entire life. The fast (first fast) consisted of something called a "Master Cleanse" - if you're interested I would Google Master Cleanse. Basically, my wife and I decreased our caloric intake prior to the fast for about 5 days ... decreasing into soups and juices. The actual fast was just lemon water (actual lemon squeezed into water) maple syrup (the real kind) purified water ... and pinches of cyanne pepper. The drink actually tastes wonderful. You are HUNGRY during days 1 2 3 4 and 5 BUT when day 6 hits, your entire digestive system shuts off and you have NO desire for food. Long LONG story short ... the longest fast I did was 42 days. To answer your question of the successfulness of fasting ... a resounding YES is not enough praise to give. Reversing damage and issues? Yes, the body will absolutely heal itself during a fast. It's a magical experience that takes dedication BUT the benefits are beyond worth it. Again, google "Master Cleanse" ... there's videos and communities of people succeeding and starting all the time. It truly is a magical healing journey. I wish you luck in all you do.
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    Old 11-20-2015, 11:35 PM   #27
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    did fasting helped you with the GERD, or did it came back over time.

     
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    Inevitably comes back over time ... not to be repetitive, but the lower esophageal Sphincter ... once weakened, will not regain strength. You can offset symptoms, you can fast and put your body into an amazing homeostatic position ... you can fast and heal SO many things caused by GERD and general toxins, BUT if the LES is weakened or damaged, your choices are VERY limited if you want a permanent solution
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    Old 11-20-2015, 11:52 PM   #29
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    Do you think i also have weakened lower esophageal Sphincter, or should i wait for the biopsy to come back Or is it anyone with GERD will have weakened lower esophageal Sphincter. sorry for so many questions. thanks

     
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    No no no ... so many questions are good. You're speaking about your health, it's of the utmost importance. If you have Bloating, burping, heartburn, coughing after food, a endoscopy that shows "some" abnormalities ... yes, it is VERY likely your LES is starting to weaken and give out. GERD - simply meaning acid and gastric contents are consistently pounding your LES is a definite yes. Every time acid comes out of the stomach, it weakens the LES more and more and more. Then LES is the gate keeper to all the problems you're experiencing. If your LES was working normally, we wouldn't be having an online conversation. You wouldn't cough, have reflux or any symptoms. I strongly believe it's your LES. And you know what ... that's a good thing, because I went for MANY many years misdiagnosed and following a path that lead into thorns and swamps. It's good to know what the hell is going on ... there are specialists who know what you're going through. For instance ... I would (If you can) make an appointment with a thoracic surgeon specialist. DEMAND it! Thoracic doctors understand this stuff ... it's a good avenue in my opinion. You're welcome.
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